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Venice Random Shooting Not That Random?

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Framed as a random shooting after yesterday's Abbot Kinney street festival by the LA Times, Yo! Venice's commenters insist the paper got it wrong: "The man was killed outside of the Other Room, when he left the bar. It was not connected to the street festival, and it wasn’t a drunken fight. It was someone who knew who they were aiming for." And accusations of drug-related activity outside the Other Room and of gangs and guns abound on the message board. Sounds like an Abbot Kinney that's far different than the one known (at least to visitors) for upscale restaurants and posh boutiques. [Yo! Venice]